Emotional level: 8
Mental level: 8
TODAY I LEARNED: The world’s longest musical piece lasts 639 years.
It’s time to get out of the depression talk and into something a little bit happier…well, happier for me, at least. 😊 I love ghosts, ghost stories, horror, haunted items, places, and things. If it’s spooky, chances are I’m going to like it. There’s just so much mystery in the world and I want to see it all…or at least a lot of it! It’s that same drive that makes me want to learn more about the supernatural side of the world and that’s what I plan on doing.
I’ve said before that I would be going to new locations and doing even scarier blog posts about the places I visit and the things that happen while I’m there. That’s still something that’s going to happen, but life, as we all know, doesn’t always work out the way you want it to. We have pit-stops, downfalls, and things that happen to come up in life that halt the things you want to do. I’m going to try my hardest to get out there this week! We shall see what adventures lie ahead.
In the meantime, let’s talk about relationships. I’ve been studying sociology lately and it’s brought me to some interesting conclusions. Relationships between friends, family, and the like have been researched and studied for a very long time. It’s interesting how we learn as we grow up and how we pick up on other’s social behaviors. It amazes me how easy it is to be influenced. Humans are easy to manipulate, and quite a few people know this. It really makes you question what you know about people.
Everyone has a reason for interacting with another human being. What determines whether they’re good or bad depends on their intentions for socializing. Most of the time we are making our own choices…but the way we behave has been learned by observation and analyzing others. We’ve also been taught certain things throughout our lives. With this knowledge, in my opinion, it’s easy to see how someone who was raised “terrible”, could be terrible by circumstance but not at heart.
For example, those kids who were bullies in school don’t always have the best back stories. I still remember my mom telling me to forgive those who were mean to you because you never know their situation. Honestly, it’s true. Bad breeds bad but that doesn’t always mean that the person is bad.
What I’m getting at is… I don’t believe that people are born evil. I think that bad people aren’t always the bad guys you think they are. Today we are quick to judge and put up our guards. That’s completely understandable considering the world we live in. Many people tend to take things personally, which is human, but it leaves us at a disadvantage at times because it prevents us from opening our own hearts and seeing the truth in others.
People who seem to have the darkest shadows, often have the brightest lights. If there’s someone in your life who is really pushing your buttons and trying their best to make your life hell, think about where they’re coming from. Why are they doing this? What do they feel? Are they willing to talk about it? Is there a way you can help them? Maybe they’re not as terrible as you might think. The issue could be deeper than you even realize.
Whatever you do, do it with love, an open heart, and an open mind. That’s the only true way we will get to each other. Through love comes understanding and if we can try and understand each other, we can be there for each other.
Blessed Be )O(